oh, Father, i come to You
to hear Your voice.
i sense Your presence,
and i anticipate eagerly--
knowing that You are going to open Your heart to me.
i open the letter You have written me.
please do not let me be like the roadway,
where the seed sown is snatched away by my enemy.
please protect my soul.
please do not let me be shallow,
rejoicing in Your truth,
but having no depth
for Your message to take root and thrive.
please soften my heart.
please do not let me be full of those thorns--
anxiety, greed, ambition--
that would choke out the truth
and cause me great pain.
please cleanse my mind.
let me be a safe and fertile place
for eternal truth to grow,
that it will bear the fruit of trust,
that there would be a harvest of willing obedience,
Touched by this Poem that was read on Sunday before communion - Before I take the body of my Lord Before I share his life in bread and wine I recognize the sorry things within These I lay down The words of hope I often ...
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